HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM Specs & Price

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HTC Desire 826 is an Android Phablet that combines sleekness with quality features. The dual-SIM device packs a large Full HD display and powerful octa-core processor, while also boasting astounding sound experience with HTC BoomSound and Dolby Audio technologies.

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HTC Desire 826


Design and Display

Considered a successor to the HTC Desire 820, this smartphone shows off a svelte shape, which fits well into the hand despite its large size. The unibody design features polycarbonate material accented by vibrant colours.

The 7.9mm-thick HTC Desire 826 weighs 183 grams. It packs a 5.5-inch display, which puts it in the phablet range. The large screen has a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi.

Camera and Storage

The HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM is comparable to several flagship smartphones in terms of camera used. It features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash and autofocus.

On the front is an UltraPixel (4-megapixel) snapper for selfies and video calling. Both of these cameras support full HD video recording. Onboard storage is 16GB and this is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

Performance and OS

With sight set on impressive performance, the HTC Desire 826 is outfitted with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor running at speeds of up to 1.7GHz. The 64-bit chip is backed up by 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU.

Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, which is overlaid with HTC’s Sense UI.

Other Features

HTC Desire 826 supports the concurrent use of two Nano SIMs as well as 4G LTE connectivity. It is designed to deliver immersive sound experience with provision of front-facing speakers using HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio technology.

You may not notice these quality speakers until you play a song on the device. The phone is supplied with a 2600mAh battery.

Pricing & Availability

HTC Desire 826 is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. HTC Desire 826 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N75,000 at launch.

HTC Desire 826 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 826 Phablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), HTC Sense UI
  • Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core and 1.0GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 615)
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Marshmallow White, Dark Grey, Purple Fire
  • Dimension: 158 x 77.5 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 183 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.5-inch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 4 MP or 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, Dual front-facing stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Temperature Sensor: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
  • Standby Time: up to 19 hours
  • Talktime: up to 686 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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